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Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

So, it’s Christmas again, and there’s nothing quite like re-reading an old favourite to assist in re-kindling my childish delight in the holiday season. This year I decided to read my way through Arthur Ransome’s  377 more words

Book Reviews

10 things a Swallow couldn’t leave home without

Are there days when you’ve been caught short without an umbrella, or you can’t find those keys in the bottom of your bag? Not for a Swallow!  182 more words

Bristol Old Vic Productions

Upon a peak in Darien

I’ve already looked at the way key locations from Exploring Arthur Ransome’s Lake District are distributed; almost all of them are in the core area around Coniston Water and Windermere. 1,032 more words

Friday Fictioneers - Land Grab

A sign hung loosely from the rusty gatepost.

‘Keep Out or Die!’ it screamed, each letter glistened a sticky red – likely written using her own blood. 86 more words


An interview with Swallows and Amazons Director Pieter Lawman

Our Christmas family musical Swallows and Amazons has set sail across the wild seas towards Wild Cat Island and our Theatre stage. But before it left port (aka the rehearsal room) we caught up with Revival Director Pieter Lawman to discover the driving force behind this memorable production and why it is inspiring imaginations. 742 more words


Boats on Stage

As the majority of the story in The Million Year Picnic takes place on a boat, it is very important to consider how we would realise this on stage. 544 more words

Jenny Finnigan

Dick Callum – Pioneer Mountain Biker?

‘Meanwhile the dromedary was jolting him almost to pieces as it slipped and jumped and jibbed and skidded and bucked over the loose stones in the old path down the wood. 994 more words